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Disrupt Technorati

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This next thing is an interesting initiative. Make a blogpost and link as many people to disrupt -or maybe you could call it hack- Technorati’s ranking system. It’s like the Google bomb for blogs, and why shouldn’t we participate in such an initiative to check out what it does, right? It would be interesting to see what happens if this thing grows big. Web statistics would become less reliable.

Although I’m not sure if this idea is original, I got this through Laurence-Hélène’s blog and the initiator Mark Collier’s Viral Garden blog. eMarketeer Seth Godin also made a post about this, and his list looks different already from the list that I have posted below. To read how this works here is a part of the how-to from Mark Collier’s post Revenge of the ‘Z-Lister’:

What YOU can do is simply create a new post on your blog, but CUT AND PASTE the list I have below, and then ADD any blogs you feel aren’t getting their due either. It can be 1 blog, or a hundred(or none if you simply want to repost the same list), but the idea is, find those great blogs that, for whatever reason, you feel aren’t getting their due, link-wise.
Then after you leave your post, the next blogger will do the same thing, cut and paste YOUR list, and add THEIR blogs to the list, then repost it. Add the same instructions in your post that the next blogger should cut and paste YOUR list, and add any blogs they feel should be on it to THEIR list. The list will get increasingly long, and all the blogs will get a sort of reverse ‘pyramid-affect’ of link-love.

This is the infamous list:
Creative Think / Soloride / Movie Marketing Madness / Blog Till You Drop! / Get Shouty! / One Reader at a Time / The New PR / Own Your Brand! / OTOInsights / bizandbuzz / Work, in Plain English / Buzz Canuck / New Millenium PR / Pardon My French / Troy Worman’s Blog / The Instigator Blog / AENDirect / Diva Marketing / Marketing Hipster / The Marketing Minute / Funny Business / The Frager Factor / Mindblob / Open The Dialogue / Word Sell / Note to CMO: / That’s Great Marketing! / Shotgun Marketing Blog / BrandSizzle / bizsolutionsplus / Customers Rock! / Being Peter Kim / Billions With Zero Knowledge / Working at Home on the Internet / MapleLeaf 2.0 / / Two Hat Marketing / The Emerging Brand / The Branding Blog / CrapHammer / Drew’s Marketing Minute / Golden Practices / Viaspire / Tell Ten Friends / Flooring the Consumer / Kinetic Ideas / Unconventional Thinking / Buzzoodle / NewsPaperGrl / The Copywriting Maven / Hee-Haw Marketing / Scott Burkett’s Pothole on the Infobahn / Multi-Cult Classics / Logic + Emotion / Branding & Marketing / Popcorn n Roses / On Influence & Automation / Bullshitobserver / Servant of Chaos / converstations / eSoup / Presentation Zen / Dmitry Linkov / aialone / John Wagner / Nick Rice / CKs Blog / Design Sojourn / Frozen Puck / The Sartorialist / Small Surfaces / Africa Unchained / Perspective / gDiapers / Marketing Nirvana / Bob Sutton / ¡Hola! Oi! Hi! / Shut Up and Drink the Kool-Aid! / Women, Art, Life: Weaving It All Together / Community Guy / Social Media on the fly / Jeremy Latham’s Blog / SMogger Social Media Blog / / New Media Wanderings / Return on Innovation / T’s Melange / Masters of Media


About Thinspiration and Pro-Ana

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With the masterclass we temporarily used a account before transferring it to our own server. But this blog turns out to be a very good test for the worrying interest in the subject of Thinspiration and Pro-Ana. Just look at the blog statistics from September 26th 2006 below from after a blogpost about the subject.

Top Posts
Title / Views
Thinspiration / 225
We’ve moved!!! / 2
Locative Media / 1

Search Engine Terms
Search / Views
thinspiration / 61
pro ana / 40
pro-ana / 20
pro ana site / 15
t / 7
pro-ana op hart van nederland / 5
pro ana website / 4
pro anorexia / 4
pro ana superkuiken / 3
pro-ana site / 3

This is definitely worrying, because we can’t let a movement like this go by without anticipating on it. And this raises the question how to anticipate on groups that support psychological symptoms, or as others might say ‘a different normal’, and the question if they should be allowed. Because is banning it the way? Probably not, because subjects that go underground are even harder to check and anticipate on.

What could work is to let professional people integrate in these websites and provide different insights, to have a balanced view on the subject and not simply glorification. To show the downsides of the anorexia and inform them on the subject. I can only stress the importance of initiatives like Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty, to make especially women feel good about themselves.

If you’re looking for more information on the subject check out fellow New Media master student Jeffrey van Schie’s blog about his research on pro-ana and thinspiration.